Wholesome fig, nut and oat bars with a fresh homemade flavor!
Preparation Time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Extra Time: 10 mins
Yield: 30 x bars
FILLING: Combine sugar, California dried figs, nuts, and water in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.
CRUST AND TOPPING: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream brown sugar and margarine together until light and fluffy. Add salt and vanilla; mix until blended. Stir in 1-3/4 cups flour and oats until well mixed and crumbly.
Spread and pat two-thirds flour mixture evenly into ungreased 9x13x2-inch pan. Spread filling evenly on top. Add 1/2 cup flour to remaining flour mixture; crumble and spread all over.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly brown. Allow to cool in pan; cut into bars.
* If made with butter add 8 mg cholesterol per bar.